PSU Graphic Design: FoGD Student Group

Inktober MEETUP!

Please join FoGD next week in the Living Room for one of TWO #Inktober drawing sessions! Halloween treats and paper provided, just bring something to draw with! Students and alumni welcome!

Thank you James Kai Casey for dreaming up this event and creating the promo!

Posted in FoGD Student Group

This Week! Show & Tell! Founders of Ladies’ Night!


We are pleased to welcome Mary Blalock, Ginger Craft and Jordan A. Smith from Ladies’ Night! Facebook RSVP

Ladies’ Night is a quarterly happy hour for the digitally-minded women, committed to conversation, collaboration, and community. Founded in October of 2014, by Mary Blalock, Ginger Craft, Stefanie Hatcher, Colleen Purdy, and Jordan A. Smith, Ladies’ Night has hosted eight sold-out events at agencies and start-ups across the Portland area. Today, the Ladies’ Night team consists of nine female volunteers designing, developing, and implementing creative content and events, managed by Mary, Ginger, and Jordan. Learn more about Ladies’ Night at

Mary Blalock manages business operations for Ladies’ Night and facilitates community engagement between events through online content and social channels. Mary owns Career Camp, a career coaching company that provides workshops and individual coaching for people who want to love their jobs. She also recruits for the creative industry through 52 Ltd.

Ginger Craft runs the external partnerships with companies, communities, and sponsors. She organizes the logistical coordination of each event. With a recruitment background, Ginger is a freelancer, pursuing her passion in people, project consultation, and event management.

Jordan A. Smith is the creative director who oversees the brand, website, and merchandise with the internal Ladies’ Night team and host designers across the community. Between 9 and 5, she’s the Design Lead at Upswell, an experience design studio creating interactive platforms and environments for brands across culture and commerce.

Promos by Vee Chenting Qian

Posted in FoGD Student Group, News, Show and Tell Series

Sign Up for Be Honest!

8b713f99-8154-47f8-974c-0d068a51e415Photo art directed by Jordenn Bailey and Hallie Walker with photographer Nicolle Clemetson

Be Honest Sign Up is HERE!
Enter the Showcase! Be Honest is Portland State University Graphic Design’s student portfolio showcase. It’s part portfolio show, part party, part open house, part alumni reunion, part pop-up shop, part awards show, and ALL FUN. Now accepting applications from sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Portland State University. $10 participation fee required after approval.

>> Applications Due April 8th

Posted in Community, FoGD Student Group, PSU Students

Date Change for MEET UP! Plus, we need more MENTORS!

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What The Help?!
Why haven’t I heard about who I have been paired with?!
Don’t worry! We are still working on pairing up mentees with mentors and you will be getting notification emails within the next week! We apologize for the delay, but hold tight and pencil in NEXT THURSDAY THE 4th!! for the Meet Your Mentor event – thats right, it has been moved to next week!
Please continue to stay tuned and we hope that the extra time will allow you all to get the best mentor/mentee possible!!

we also would LOVE to have mentors! Please sign up to be one!

Again, contact with any questions!
Posted in FoGD Student Group

What The Help? Mentorship Sign Up!

Calling all PSUGD students! The mentorship program is officially underway!

If you are a Junior or Senior, it is time for you to give back and whip some underclassmen into shape! If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, sign up to become a mentee! The wisdom of your peers will aid in your journey to success (and passing the Sophomore Portfolio Review!)

If you want to sign up now, here is the link to the online form:

If you want to learn more, come to AB 320 on Thursday the 21st at 1pm – directly after Show & Tell.

Have specific questions? Contact Kate Kobielsky at

See you Thursday!

Posted in FoGD Student Group, Sophomore Review